Wolfgang Dauth

Research Fellow

University of Würzburg



IZA Discussion Paper No. 11299

We study the impact of trade exposure in the job biographies, measured with daily accuracy, of 2.4 million workers in Germany. To profit from export opportunities, workers adjust through increased employer switching. Highly skilled workers benefit the most, consistent with an increase in skill demand. The incidence of import shocks...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10469
forthcoming in: American Economic Review (P&P), 2017, 107(5)

The German economy exhibits rising service and declining manufacturing employment. But this decline is much sharper in import-competing than in export-oriented branches. We first document the individual-level job transitions behind those trends. They are not driven by manufacturing workers who smoothly switch to services. The observed shifts are entirely due...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8161
published in: Journal of Economic Geography, 2016, 16 (5), 1007-1034 [Final version]

We analyze how globalization has affected the sectoral anatomy of regional growth in Germany over the period 1978-2008. The aggregate German economy is characterized by a secular decline of manufacturing and a rise of modern service industries. This trend– also known as Petty's law – is not uniform across space,...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6685
revised version published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2014, 12 (6), 1643-1675, [Final version]

We analyze the effects of the unprecedented rise in trade between Germany and "the East" – China and Eastern Europe – in the period 1988–2008 on German local labor markets. Using detailed administrative data, we exploit the cross-regional variation in initial industry structures and use trade flows of other high-income...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5217

This paper contributes to the literature on macroeconometric evaluation of active labour market policies (ALMP) by considering the regional effects on both the matching process and the job-seeker rate. We use an unique new data set on all Austrian job-seekers between 2001 to 2007 and apply GMM and Quasi-ML estimators...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4488
published in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2013, 51 (1), 59-79

The wage curve identified by Blanchflower and Oswald (1994) postulates that the wage level is a decreasing function of the regional unemployment rate. In testing this hypothesis, most empirical studies have not taken into account that differences in the institutional framework may have an impact on the existence (or the...